This book introduces in a thorough and self-contained way the production of electromagnetic radiation by high energy electron storage rings. This radiation, which is called synchroton radiation, has become a research tool of wide application. Physicists, chemists, biologists, geologists, engineers, material scientists, and other scientific disciplines use it as a structural probe for the study of surfaces, bulk material, crystals, and viruses. Solids, liquids and gases can be spectroscopically analysed by using synchroton radiation. This book brings together for the first time the properties as well as the means of production of synchroton radiation and presents them in a coherent and clear way. It will be an indispensable reference for all those involved in modern synchroton radiation experiments.
Table of Contents
PREFACE; SYNCHROTON RADIATION AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION IS PRODUCED BY ELECTRONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - OBSERVED AND IMAGINED; RADIATION FROM MOVING ELECTRONS; SYNCHROTON RADIATION FROM DIPOLE MAGNETS; THE SPECTRAL DISTRIBUTION OF SYNCHROTON RADIATION; PHOTON SPECTRAL DISTRIBUTION INTEGRATED OVER VERTICAL ANGLES; INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRON STORAGE RINGS; SYNCHROTON RADIATION FROM ELECTRON STORAGE RINGS; BEHAVIOUR OF THE ELECTRON BEAM IN A SYNCHROTON RADIATION STORAGE RING: THE CONCEPT OF PHASE SPACE; BEHAVIOUR OF THE ELECTRON BEAM IN A SYNCHROTON RADIATION STORAGE RING: BETATRON OSCILLATIONS; BEHAVIOUR OF THE ELECTRON BEAM IN A SYNCHROTON RADIATION STORAGE RING: ENERGY OSCILLATIONS; INSERTION DEVICES: WIGGLERS; INSERTION DEVICES: UNDULATORS; RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS; APPENDIX: VECTOR ALGEBRA; INDEX